Nutcracker Ballet - Edmonton (AB)

Horowitz Theatre
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Horowitz Theatre
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 888.732.1682

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Edmonton at Myer Horowitz Theatre on November 16 and 17 ~ Tickets On Sale Now


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Edmonton on Thursday, November 16, 7:00 pm and Friday, November 17, 7:00 pm at Myer Horowitz Theatre at University of Alberta. Tickets are on sale now. 

All ages are invited to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet company of almost 40 ballerinas and danseurs on their 25th Anniversary Tour of North America in 2017. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, many backdrops created by “La La Land’ Set Concept designer Carl Sprague, and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Adults and children enjoy the special effects of the flapping winged owl on the Grandfather clock, the growing 50 ft tall Christmas Tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20ft wingspan, and of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky’s complete and incomparable score. 

Tickets start at $28.00. Platinum Experience tickets feature artist Meet N Greet and branded gift items; Gold Circle Gift Packages include branded gift items. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Discounts for Seniors 65+, Active and Inactive Armed Services, and Motorclub members are available from .  Single tickets in Edmonton are available now at or contact Ticketfly 

Edmonton area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Mariia Skoruk on Saturday, September 9 at Host Studio Dance Theatre Performing Arts Centre

Edmonton area ballet students ages 7 to 17 are invited to audition on Saturday, September 9, 2:30 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Mariia Skoruk at Host Dance Studio Dance Theatre Performing Arts Centre, 15505 Stony Plain Road, NW,  Edmonton, AB T5P 3Z1.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Mariia Skoruk will lead auditions and rehearse the young dancers in their assigned roles. Successful auditionees perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in the Great Russian Nutcracker in roles that were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. Ballerina Mariia Skoruk also leads the young dancers at dress rehearsal with the Russian company the day of the performance. This is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for aspiring young dancers. The Dance-with-Us program is in its 25th year of auditioning and rehearsing student dancers in each tour city to perform with the professional company. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Sign up to audition today at .

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 pm and Friday, November 17, 7:00 pm at the Horowitz Theatre.  Find Tickets here

Dance Theatre Performing Arts Centre is a Performing Arts School that offers children and adult classes in dance, drama, and voice. Although taught separately, all classes are inter-related and culminate in a full musical theatre production at the end of the season.Classes are taught by highly qualified and experienced instructors and performers in the disciplines offered. Class sizes are small (maximum of 10 students) with two staff present at all times. Most classes are generally open to parents at all times.

Students are accepted from ages 2 – adult. Each student is given the opportunity to dance, sing and act throughout the year. They are encouraged to participate in workshops, competitions, festivals, auditions and various performing opportunities. As an enhancement to the curriculum, movie days are held to introduce various styles of dance and theatre. Field trips to local and touring performance groups are also offered. Additional performing opportunities are offered through two Performing Companies: Edmonton Children’s Dance Theatre Company and the Young Performers.

Dance Theatre tuition fees are amongst the lowest in the city. Parents may obtain tuition assistance by participating in the E.C.D.T. Parent’s Association’s various fund raising activities. Students may earn a scholarship towards their tuition by participating in our self-directed learning program Intra-School Challenge. The studio strives to offer an inclusive program where students of all ages, levels and abilities are welcome. It is the goal to foster a lifelong love and appreciation of the performing arts in each student.

About Horowitz Theatre

Every seat in the house at the Horowitz Theatre provides a close, intimate view of the performers on stage. This 720-seat concert hall features a comfortable setting and an inviting atmosphere where patrons can truly enjoy the fine and performing arts. The Horowitz Theatre is conveniently located in the Students' Union Building on the University of Alberta campus, has two covered parkades, direct access via the Edmonton public transit system, and many restaurants and amenities nearby.